Tag Archives Feminism

Desertion of the Feminine: How Rudi Gernreich Reshaped 1960s Womenswear

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Peggy Moffitt in Gernreich's Monokini, WWD, 1964. Photo credits: https://wwd.com/fashion-news/fashion-scoops/peggy-moffitt-venturing-into-licensing-1203226028/ When readers flipped through their issues of ​Women’s Wear Daily​ on June 3, 1964, they were shocked to find images of model Peggy Moffitt in a topless swimsuit. Austrian-American anti-establishment designer Rudi Gernreich had designed this waist-high bikini bottom with suspenders running between Moffitt’s breasts. ...

Aidan Alexander Talks YouTube, Feminism, and New Roles

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In the world we live in today, to quote Heidi Klum, “One day you’re in, and the next day, you’re out.” Granted, she’s talking about the fashion world, but this holds true with anything that goes “viral” on the Internet. However, this truth is anything but for actor Aidan Alexander. Sixteen-year-old Alexander is one of many examples that explain why the Internet is a fascinating place. Since starring in his own YouTube channel under the username Maadraad two years ago, he’s moved from the small screen onto the silver screen in just a few short years. With over 200K supporters on his side, there’s no saying goodbye to this star in the making. #TeamInternet for the win.